Free-to-play Dragon’s Dogma Quest has reportedly been revealed in the latest issue of Japanese magazine Famitsu. According to a Siliconera translation, it’s an online-only 2D RPG set for release on Vita this autumn in Japan. We’ve contacted Capcom for comment on the reports.
Dragon’s Dogma Quest is said to be a fast-paced game focusing on strategy rather than action. It reportedly offers players 150 “jobs” and many sub-quests as they explore dungeons, towns and villages, watch over fights, issue commands based on enemy appearances and level up. Players will control four pawns and be able to team up with another player for a maximum of eight characters in one party. Dragon’s Dogma Quest will also reportedly utilise a microtransactions model for those who want to get the most out of the game without putting in the hours.
Capcom launched the Dragon’s Dogma IP in May 2012 on Xbox 360 and PS3. As of the end of its last financial year on March 31, 2013 the Japanese publisher said the game had exceeded expectations with sales of 1.3 million units. In April, Capcom released Dragon’s Dogma expansion Dark Arisen. It features all of the original game’s content in addition to a new realm, fresh skills, enemies and equipment, plus improved travel and menus.